Update: Motorcyclist Charged In Police Chase

Troopers say a teenager who took them on a high speed chase last night through four different counties and 41 miles is now facing a slew of charges.

Trooper Matt Bryan says David Danielson, who is a 19-year-old Camp Lejeune marine has been charged with improper passing, reckless driving, 100 in a 45, along multiple other things.

Trooper Bryan says when he asked Danielson why he took off when a trooper tried to pull him over, Danielson said "I thought I could get away."

Troopers say Danielson went up to speeds of 152 miles per hour during the chase.

They say Danielson didn't sustain any injuries after the chase ended when he tried to make a U-turn and ended up running into a parked highway patrol car.

Authorities are on the scene right now of an accident where they say a motorcyclist hit a law enforcement car.

Highway Patrol says it all started before 7 Friday night after a trooper tried to pull a motorcyclist over.

Troopers say he wouldn't pull over and that's when the chase began in Onslow County.

The chase went into, Duplin County, Lenoir County, then into Jones County and then back into Lenoir County again where troopers say the motorcyclist hit the trooper's car on Highway 70 and 258.


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  • by anonymous Location: nc on May 24, 2010 at 04:43 PM
    first of all, how did he get caught? i've ran from the cops in pickup trucks before and wasn't caught. this guy is on a rocket going 150 and still gets caught?! and to all of you speaking of putting family members in danger, which do you think is more dangerous to your family- 1 guy speeding on a motorcycle, or 4 counties worth of troopers going just as fast? i might not agree with a no chase law, but they've gotta drive the line somewhere. tell me those cops weren't just as exhilarated by the chase as the biker and just didn't wanna stop. anyway, it's all said and done. i'm with the biker
  • by Military Mom on May 9, 2010 at 04:04 AM
    An impressionable teenager who steps right from his high school graduation into the training of an Infantry Marine, has had a mindset POUNDED into them of absolute fearlessness. It's necessary to survive the wars of Afghanistan, Iraq, etc, that they are all shipped off to fight. But one of the potentially sad outcomes of that grueling, brain-wash style training is that the same mindset that might actually save them or their buddies over there, is one that can cause total stupidity in their decisions over here. Sometimes they think they are invincible. The Marines have tried to decrease the number of their motorcycle drivers, especially ones right out of boot camp. They are well aware of the serious problem of such a volatile combination. But they can only do so much. I can only thank God that this foolish chase (on the part of the motorcycling Marine) did not have any casualties! And i can still say heartily, thank God for our military men and women!
  • by Just Me on May 3, 2010 at 06:59 AM
    I seen them flying past me I was leaving Richlands going to my home in beulaville when this jerk come flying past me. When you are doing something like that whether it be a motorcycle or car you have a death wish! I am just glad he did not get anyone hurt.
  • by To Anonymous @3:58 PM Location: Everywhere on May 2, 2010 at 08:08 PM
    I checked with the state and the days that you saw me fishtailing, burning rubber, burning gas and "ware and tare" on the vehicles was the day that the taxes I paid to the state went towards the vehicle, the gas, the tires, etc. Oh and by the way...learn how to spell and write a complete sentence so you can get a better paying job and pay more taxes so I can do those things on your dime! Another thing, state troopers aren't "taring" the asphault, DOT does that.
  • by Mom of 5 on May 2, 2010 at 02:29 PM
    Just wondering how many of you are officers or have been officers? Until you have been an officer or a close relative of one you shouldn't say what they should or shouldn't do. My husband and all 3 of his brothers are or were officers, and you have NO IDEA what they go through or what they are thinking!!!
  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2010 at 12:58 PM
    Jack I agree and disagree.What if this guy was an axe murderer or some type of big time drug dealer but I can see your point on a minor traffic violation that turned into many.On the other topic about the highway patrol driving like complete idiots.I have seen people that were speeding around 62 to 65 in a 55with NO traffic around on a straight long highway and they meet a state trooper the state trooper pulls to the right side of the road then guns his engine making it fish tale around with our $30,000plus car burning our rubber,burning our gas,ware and tare on our vehicles,messing up the shoulder of the road,and taring up our asphault just to catch somebody in a 3 or 4 cylinder engine as fast as they can.Sometimes I think they do that fish tailing around because they think they are good drivers or just to show off.I dont have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I have seen troopers and deputies do this(careless and reckless)fishtailing.Senseless way of driving is whatI say.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on May 2, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    Jack, you have the slightest clue as to why they are "flying up and down the road". You can't truthfully know or answer anything about Law Enforcement at all. How long have you been certified to estimate speeds? How do you know exactly where every single cop is heading to? mmm hmmm, thats what I figured..
  • by Jack Location: Your town on May 2, 2010 at 08:28 AM
    State troopers should be made to stop chasing motorcycles. A motorcycle chase by the NCSHP has already cost one man his life this year. They need to adopt the same policy some of the county agencies have and that is the no chase policy. It is crazy to chase someone on a motorcycle, especially for a minor traffic violation. State troopers are all the time flying up and down the road for no reason, just because they feel they can. Citizens step up and start reporting their tag #'s to the head agency when you see them doing wrong.
  • by shakira Location: nc on May 2, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    i was right there first yall put up a road block and then so more cops came so yall ended the road block and 1 made a u-turn and then yall all started going fast and then i saw suomebody fall down in the grass and then all the cops started going to the grass and then yall got him!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by To All Knowing: on May 2, 2010 at 02:15 AM
    " The sticks may cause a crash ".... but wouldn't that make a great World's Wildest Police Chases video? You know, people watch NASCAR for the crashes.
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